Gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh: 8-14 Jan
The 1975, Cate Le Bon, Roddy Woomble and ST.MARTiiNS get the year off to a pretty strong start across the central belt; your weekly gig highlights are here
Gigs in Edinburgh
Deep Sea Creature @ Sneaky Pete's, 12 Jan
Following the release of their debut single, Heyyy xx, at the tail end of last year, Edinburgh's Deep Sea Creature are set to play their debut gig tonight at Sneaky Pete's. Excitingly, on support duty tonight, alongside Edinburgh punks Dinosaur 94, are Redolent who released one of our favourite songs of 2018 with their single Dantercepies. So be sure to get down nice and early so you don't miss 'em.
Southside of the Tracks @ The Queen's Hall, 12 Jan
No, we're not talking about the 'good ole boys' from Atlanta, GA, but rather the southside of Edinburgh as The Queen's Hall launch their 40th anniversary celebrations tonight with a who's who of Scottish singer-songwriters and trad musicians, all playing under the banner of Southside of the Tracks. Idlewild's Roddy Woomble, Admiral Fallow's Louis Abbott, Adam Holmes, Rachel Sermanni and Kathleen MacInnes are all set to appear, glued together by one of Scotland's finest fiddle players, John McCusker.
Scottish Gig of the Week
ST.MARTiiNS @ King Tut’s, Glasgow, 11 Jan
King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution returns this year, running up until 19 January, and as it has done for the past few years, the St Vincent Street venue is jumping head first into the new year with a host of local bands they think you should have your eye on in 2019. Tonight ST.MARTiiNS, one of our favourite bands to come out of Dundee in recent times, are bringing their woozy, lo-fi pop to Tut’s and you should join them. Vive la révolution!
Gigs in Glasgow
Cate Le Bon @ Saint Luke's, 9 Jan
Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon delivers an unexpected January treat, as her unique solo piano tour makes a stop in Glasgow tonight. Experience her glorious, goosebump-inducing vocal abilities in the most intimate of ways, and hope she drops in a few previews from her as-yet-unreleased fifth album, and first on new label Mexican Summer.
The 1975 @ SSE Hydro, 12 Jan
Their latest album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, was widely credited as one of the best of 2018, their politically-charged single Love It If We Made It featured on many tracks of 2018 lists, and they were called “the band of the decade” by Q Magazine; it can only be The 1975. And it’s probably time for you to get on board. Catch them tonight at the SSE Hydro.
Hiip Priest: New Year Party @ The Old Hairdressers, 12 Jan
Glasgow promoters Hiip Priest are back with their first party of 2019, and they're celebrating the new year in style with a chunky line-up at The Old Hairdressers taking place from 3pm. Art-pop gems Fauves head up the bill with support from Nasari, Future Glue, Freakwave, yung KP, The Vignettes and GRAVELLE.
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